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Hiroshima : Ground Zero 1945 /

edited by Erin Barnett and Philomena Mariani, with essays by John W. Dower, Adam Harrison Levy and David Monteyne.

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Main Author: Barnett, Erin.
Other Names: Mariani, Phil. | Dower, John W. | Harrison Levy, Adam. | Monteyne, David.
Published: New York : International Center of Photography ; 2011.
Edition: 1st ed.
Topics: Documentary photography - Japan - Hiroshima-shi. | Architectural photography - Japan - Hiroshima-shi. | Nuclear warfare - Japan - Pictorial works. | International Center of Photography - Catalogs.
Regions: Hiroshima-shi (Japan) - History - Pictorial works. | Hiroshima-shi (Japan) - Social conditions - Pictorial works.
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Physical Description: 247 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 30 cm.
Includes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 6-7).
ISBN: 9783869303345
Summary: After the United States detonated an atomic bomb at Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, the U.S. government restricted the circulation of images of the bomb's deadly effect. President Truman dispatched some 1,150 military personnel and civilians, including photographers, to record the destruction as part of the United States Strategic Bombing Survey. The goal of the Survey's Physical Damage Division was to photograph and analyze methodically the impact of the atomic bomb on various building materials surrounding the blast site, the first "Ground Zero." The haunting, once-classified images of absence and annihilation formed the basis for civil defense architecture in the United States. This exhibition includes approximately 60 contact prints drawn from a unique archive of more than 700 photographs in the collection of the International Center of Photography. The exhibition is organized by Erin Barnett, Assistant Curator of Collections.
Notes: "Published in conjunction with the exhibition ... for the International Center of Photography ... May 20-August 28, 2011"--T.p. verso.
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